McCain campaign vs. the gamer geeks?


Dungeons and Dragons dice (Associated Press photo)A blogger for John McCain’s presidential campaign recently took some shots at a liberal blog raising the possibility that McCain stole one of his POW stories from Gulag Archipelago author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who died earlier this month. Michael Goldfarb for some reason decided to include fans of a fantasy roleplaying game in his retort — and because it’s the Internet, you can bet he got a geeky earful from players right away.

Here’s the pertinent excerpt from Monday’s post by Goldfarb:


ExcerptIt may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from the comfort of mom’s basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others.

This must not be the first time Goldfarb has taken a shot at gamers, unless he cast a wish spell to travel back in time for this apparent apology from Aug. 1 (in which he correctly names the six D&D ability attributes):

ExcerptIf my comments caused any harm or hurt to the hard working Americans who play Dungeons & Dragons, I apologize. This campaign is committed to increasing the strength, constitution, dexterity, intelligence, wisdom, and charisma scores of every American.

UPDATE: Dungeons & Dragons responds!

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Scott Kirchhofer
One of Nerdvana's founding bloggers, Scott Kirchhofer is a graphic artist and designer of the Nerdvana logo, as well as a gamer and comic book movie fan.